My hubby and I and another family are going on the Imagination to Cozumel and Key West in January of 09. I saw an excursion that goes to a beach for the day, and it kind of sounds like you would be near some of the more popular attractions there. My question is, I have heard that the beaches in Key West are not that good, and are the attractions within walking distance?
Is it worth going to the Hemingway House (I'm a cat fanatic, can you tell by my name?)
Also, my friend would like to that the excursion in Cozumel where you take the jeeps and drive around and then I think you then go on a snorkel thingy. Has anyone ever done this, and what did you think?
You might want to save your beach time for another island. Once you take the tram from the ship to downtown, depending on where you dock, you are right in the thick of things..
You can do the Conch Train, which will take you all around..We did Mel Fishers Museum, and saw al the booty they brought up from the ocean..gorgeous emeralds and gold. You can take a taxi to Southernmost Point, only 90 miles away from Cuba...or do a pub crawl up and down Duval St. Fun shopping too.
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Key West should be a great walking day for you. You can still get some sun. Remember that January can be a funky time of year in Florida, even in Key West, plan accordingly....I love Cozumel... the best beach from my gf's point of view from last May was the Jeep Passion Island excursion. Our pics may still be up from Inspiration May 3, 2007. I have no idea what the weather is like in Cozumel in January.
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Key West is definitely not a beach port. Hit the usual places (Capt Tony's, Margaritaville, Hog's Breath, Schooner) and if you dare the clothes optional Garden Of Eden and Naked Lunch
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I would have to agree... skip the beach here as you will get plenty of beach action in your other ports. I would highly recommend the walking tour of Old Town..... head down Duvall St and do your shopping and see the "historic" sites.... and then head south to the Southern Most point so you have your Key West picture (like anyone else who has been there) and then walk back to the ship.
Old town is only a mile long... so walking (with a frequent stop for some shopping and libations) is a great way to see the best parts of KW. The Garden of Eden is definitely an interesting stop..... but something you will always remember from your cruise!
If you enjoy cats and literary history, then don't miss Hemingway's home. My wife and I spent a week on Key West last year. We almost passed up Earnest's home, I'm glad we did not. Would have missed this fun afternoon diversion. The six toed cats are friendly and cute. The Hemingway history is fascinating.
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